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HID Global claims first certification of biometric access control tech to SIA standard

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HID Global claims first certification of biometric access control tech to SIA standard

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has certified biometric reader and controller products from HID Global to its Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) communications standard for security and interoperability of access control systems.

The certification is an industry first, the company says.

The HID Aero and HID Mercury controller product lines and its HID Signo readers, some of which include fingerprint biometrics, have been approved through the SIA OSDP Verified Program through third-party lab testing.

“We are long-time proponents of the OSDP standard and are proud to now offer the industry’s first controllers to be OSDP Verified by the SIA,” states Jim Dearing, director of Product Marketing, Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “The OSDP Verified mark validates that our products are interoperable, high-security access control solutions and makes it possible for integrators, specifiers and end-customers to use HID readers and controllers with confidence.”

The OSDP standard was co-developed by HID Global and Mercury Security, which HID subsequently acquired. The standard was donated to the SIA in 2012. The OSDP Verified Program was launched last year, shortly before the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recognized OSDP as an international standard.

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